LINKS

LINKS Award scheme

The current colours in DigiLocal LINKS scheme!

We’ve introduced the LINKS award scheme to celebrate and recognise the fantastic achievements of our young DigiLocal participants! All regular attendees of DigiLocal clubs are eligible for a LINKS Awards (see the table below for criteria for each colour).

We hope this will provide both recognition for outstanding achievement, and motivation to try more challenges!

Ask your DigiLocal Ambassador about the LINKS scheme at your next club meeting. There’s also a more complete document explaining the full system on the DigiLocal laptops in the Challenge Folder and here (1.4Mb pdf). We’ll be making awards at our regular Celebration Events throughout the year.

White

Create and finish our basic projects. These could be in Scratch or Python.
  • Attend 8 DigiLocal sessions;
  • Get to know the names of your fellow DigiLocal young people and 2 mentors

Yellow

Create and finish our medium projects. These could be in Scratch or Python.
  • Attend DigiLocal regularly;
  • Present your projects at a showcase event/ to your club;

Blue

Create and finish our difficult projects. These could be in Scratch or Python.
  • Attend DigiLocal regularly;
  • Hold a Yellow band;
  • Had E-Safety and Digital Safeguarding Awareness Training;
  • Present your projects at a showcase event/ to your club

Green

Create and finish your own project (in Scratch or python);

  • Identify a purpose / objective;
  • Use the BAFTA resources to help structure the project;
  • Develop the game / programme;
  • Test with fellow DigiLocal young people;
  • Attend DigiLocal regularly;
  • Hold a Blue band;
  • Support the DigiLocal Ambassadors to welcome new attendees;
  • Present your projects at a showcase event/ to your club

Orange

Work in a team to create and finish your own project (in Scratch or python);

  • Identify a purpose / objective;
  • Use the BAFTA resources to help structure the project;
  • Develop the game / programme;
  • Test with fellow DigiLocal young people;
  • Attend DigiLocal regularly;
  • Hold a Green band;
  • Support the DigiLocal Ambassadors to welcome new attendees;
  • Present your projects at a showcase event/ to your club

Red

Produce a Project Guide for other DigiLocal clubs e.g.;

  • Use one of your projects for your Green or Orange award (or a new project);
  • Document the process of producing a game or programme;
  • Show how to build the Minimum Viable Project (simplest example of your game idea);
  • Add in complexity; additional features, levels, etc;
  • Test with fellow DigiLocal young people
  • Attend DigiLocal regularly;
  • Hold an Orange band;
  • Help mentor new DigiLocal attendees;
  • Present your Project Guide at a showcase event

Black

Work in a team to produce a Project Guide for other DigiLocal clubs e.g.;

  • Use one of your projects for your Green or Orange award (or a new project);
  • Document the process of producing a game or programme;
  • Show how to build the Minimum Viable Project (simplest example of your game idea);
  • Add in complexity; additional features, levels, etc;
  • Test with fellow DigiLocal young people
  • Attend DigiLocal regularly;
  • Hold an Red band;
  • Help mentor new DigiLocal attendees;
  • Present your Project Guide at a showcase event